Cliff DeBerry Jr., Vice President of Design, Construction and Delivery, is responsible for managing and coordinating the delivery of construction and maintenance operations at Memphis Light, Gas and Water as well as Residential and Commercial Engineering Design, Lighting Services, and Builder and Developer Services.
DeBerry joined MLGW in 1987 as a Level I Customer Engineer and was promoted to Assistant Manager for the Hickory Hill Service Center in 2000. He later served as Manager of Electric Engineering, Manager of Hickory Hill Service Center, and Director of Analysis, Strategy and Performance before being promoted to his current position. DeBerry graduated from Christian Brothers College (now CBU) with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1987 and additionally received an MBA in Finance in 1994 from Memphis State University (now University of Memphis). He is a registered Professional Engineer licensed in the state of Tennessee.
DeBerry is a Commissioner for the West Tennessee Seismic Safety Commission, Board Member for the Mid-South Food Bank, Managing Operating Committee Member for the American Gas Association and an active member of the Engineers Club of Memphis where he served on the Board of Directors. Additionally, DeBerry has served as President of the American Association of Blacks in Energy and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He is a supporter of many community endeavors such as Junior Achievement, the United Way, the MS 150 Bike -A-Thon and Ride for Life.